Law school admission committees rely heavily on two parts of your application: undergraduate grades and scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Still, there are other important parts of your application, which include letters of recommendation, extra-curricular activities, distinctive experiences, and personal statement. Those who demonstrate excellence as undergraduate students are more likely to be admitted to law schools than applicants whose academic performance has been less distinguished. The standards for admission vary, of course, depending on the law school.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website has many resources that are worth consulting throughout the application process. This website provides valuable information about applying to law school and is your portal for signing up for the LSAT and the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), a dossier service that compiles your LSAT score report, transcripts, recommendation letters and evaluations into one report that is sent to the law schools to which you are applying.
For those planning to go directly to law school after college, the timeline below offers suggestions for you as you move through your time at Fort Lewis College. You should begin preparing for admission to law school well before you apply. This schedule identifies several things to do at various stages. Appropriate adjustments may be made for those not planning to go directly from college to law school.
Fall of Junior Year, or Sooner
Spring of Junior Year
Summer before Senior Year
Early Fall of Senior Year (A Year Before you plan to Enroll in Law School)
Mid-Fall of Senior Year
Spring of Senior Year